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Duffin et al. V. D’Antonio et al.

The ACLU of New Mexico and cooperating attorney Rachel Higgins filed a lawsuit against the Third Judicial District Attorney’s office on behalf of three former female assistant district attorneys who endured rampant sex discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, and who were suspended afte

May 6, 2019

Gutierrez Sanchez vs. City of Sunland Park

We filed a lawsuit in Third Judicial District Court against the City of Sunland Park, New Mexico, alleging that a Sunland Park police officer unlawfully detained and wrongfully arrested Oscar Gutiérrez Sánchez and his five year old son, both residents of Las Cruces, and subjected them to an

May 6, 2019

State of New Mexico v. Molynda Brewer

We, along with cooperating attorneys at Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP and Lopez, Dietzel, Perkins & Wallace, P.C., filed a Motion for Expedited Review of Conditions of Release in the New Mexico Court of Appeals on behalf of Molynda Brewer, an indigent woman who had been jailed for ne

February 12, 2019 Criminal Justice Reform

Crawford vs. Bernalillo County et. al.

We filed a lawsuit on behalf of Sherese Crawford, a 38-year-old African-American woman on temporary assignment in New Mexico as an Immigration and Customs Agent (ICE) deportation officer.

February 12, 2019 Racial Justice

Morris v. New Mexico

In 2012, the ACLU of New Mexico filed Morris v. New Mexico based on a simple premise: dying people shouldn't be forced to suffer at the end of life. Two Albuquerque Oncologists, Dr. Katherine Morris and Dr.

October 3, 2016 Aid in Dying

Mackie v. New Mexico Public Education Department

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico filed a lawsuit against the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) alleging that a regulation that prohibits public education employees from “disparaging” standardized tests violates New Mexico constitutional free speech protecti

August 29, 2016 Free Speech